Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets: Game Preview

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Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets: Game Preview
Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Heat will face off against the Brooklyn Nets tonight in Miami at 6:30 p.m. ET.

The game will feature a host of All-Stars from both sides.

Brooklyn's Deron Williams and Joe Johnson will look to prove they are indeed the Eastern Conference's best backcourt as they challenge the defending champs. The duo have started slow, with both shooting less than 43 percent from the field, but they should get many shot attempts to their liking tonight.

The reason being that Miami will enter the game running its "pace and space" offense, which allows both teams high shot volume. This should allow the Nets opportunity to get a broader shot selection and involve their new pieces.

The struggle will be stopping the most potent offense in the league.

Much emphasis will no doubt be on Miami's duo of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, but Chris Bosh and Ray Allen have been ruining opponents' chances to defeat the Heat. 

Bosh dropped 40 points a few nights ago against the Phoenix Suns and should pose great challenges to the Nets' big men defensively. Allen put on his own show by nailing a game-winner against the Denver Nuggets in Miami's last contest.

Both sides should be amped up and ready to go.

The key is Brooklyn starting well and not allowing Miami an early lead.

My prediction: Miami 115, Brooklyn 106

 

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